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Lyr Req: the Gems: 'I can't help myself'

Musicman 07 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: the Gems, I can't help myself
From: Musicman
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 11:27 PM

looking for the lyrics for this 60's (?) chicago soul song by a group called the Gems.... I can't Help Myself... Anybody?
Mp3 of the song if available to would be helpful...

thanks all

musicman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the Gems, I can't help myself
From: Musicman
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 08:51 PM

refresh.....

can nobody help on this one???

musicman...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the Gems: 'I can't help myself'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 09:27 AM

allmusic lists 109 recordings called I CAN'T HELP MYSELF, but it seems there are several songs with the same title. There are still more with similar titles (CAN'T HELP MYSELF, JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF, I JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF, etc.). The one recorded by The Gems was written by Leonard Caston and Billy Davis. It includes these lyrics, which I transcribed from a sound sample:
    ...when in my heart I know you belong to someone else.
    Oh, my darling, I just can't help myself. (I just can't help myself.)
    (Why?) Why do I hurt inside?
    (Why?) Why do you make me forget my [pride?]...
The song doesn't sound familiar to me. Are you sure this is the one you want?

The one in this group most familiar to me is I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH) written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland, which was a big hit for The Four Tops in 1965.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the Gems: 'I can't help myself'
From: Musicman
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 06:24 PM

yeah.. that's the one i'm looking for... not the sugarpie honeybunch one... .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the Gems: 'I can't help myself'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 12:07 AM

I found another sound sample at Yahoo! Shopping and was able to transcribe a bit more:

...when in my heart I know you belong to someone else.
Oh, my darling, I just can't help myself. (I just can't help myself.)
(Why?) Why do I hurt inside?
(Why?) Why do you make me forget my pride?
(Why?) Why do I feel so blissful
(Why?) but so—ooh!—doggone pitiful?


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAN'T HELP MYSELF
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 11:46 PM

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF
Leonard Caston / Billy Davis
As sung by The Gems on the various-artists collection "A Decade of Chicago's Finest" (1997)

(Why?) Why do I want to be near you?
(Why?) Why in my sleep do I hear you?
(Why?) Why do I get that feeling?
(Why?) Oh, that—ooh!—that funny feeling?
Why do I want to, oh, kiss your tender lips,
When in my heart I know you belong to someone else.
Oh, my darling, I just can't help myself. (I just can't help myself.)

(Why?) Why do I hurt inside?
(Why?) Why do you make me forget my pride?
(Why?) Why do I feel so blissful
(Why?) but so—ooh!—doggone pitiful?
Why do I still hope?
Oh, why do I still wish,
When in my heart I know you belong to someone else?
Oh, my darling, I just can't help myself. (I just can't help myself.)

(I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.)

All my thoughts keep straight to you.
You appear in all my dreams.
No matter how strange it seems,
I'm in love (I'm in love. I'm in love. I'm in love.)
With you-oo.

(I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.
I can't help myself. I can't help myself.) FADE.


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